Catastrophe = Intractable Novelty


As the name suggests, CA is an organization of shifting functions and institutional personas. Part think pond, tactical design lab, and adhocratic cultural response unit, CA is a rhizomatic organism for the solving and production of problems.  

The organization was formed as a response to novel turbulences developing within the social, cultural, political, and economic spheres, with particular attention to the ways these areas are being effected by the unprecedented delaminations within our environmental systems.

Our working methodologies are based on the premise that the change we see coming cannot be positively modified--much less understood--using traditional market-based orthodoxies, individualist mythologies, aesthetic strategies, or technological dogmas.

Where some see catastrophe, we see intractable novelty.